It's surprising that many people who wish to pursue an event planning career tend to overlook one of the most obvious paths: catering careers.
Many people who have gone on to create successful careers in the events industry as catering managers and likely their own catering companies began in entry level food service positions: dish washers, wait staff, host/hostess positions, cooks, administrative and coordinator level positions, and so on. In fact, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that restaurants and food service account for more than 9 million jobs in the U.S. That's a lot of job opportunities.
And, according to the National Restaurant Association, in 2010 the top states for jobs in restaurants and food service include California, Texas, Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, North Carolina, Michigan and Georgia.
If you're interested in pursuing new catering career opportunities or just to explore basic responsibilities and qualifications are expected, check out this listing of catering job openings. It's an excellent way to source jobs in the field. And feel free to modify the criteria and enter new variable job data (e.g., title and location):
Catering Careers Job Search by Type of Employer:
- Hotel Catering Jobs
- Restaurant Catering Jobs
- Institution Catering Jobs
- Private Catering Jobs
- Hospital Catering Jobs
- University Catering Jobs
- Wedding Catering Jobs
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